News for our breeders:
Fresh semen of the following stallions is available to our breeders of warm blood horses for insemination during the season 2016 in Avenches:
Fandzi de Saint Paul, Goldfever HvB, Nirmoo de Muze Z, Orphée de Nantuel and Romando de l'Abbaye. Please find more information and our brouchure "News für den Züchter" d/f .
The „Congreso Medicina Interna en Equinos“ took place at the Veterinary Faculty of the Universidad Extremadura in Caceres, Spain on 11 and 12 December 2015, where international and local equine specialists had an interactive exchange on important topics in internal equine medicine. Dr. Lucia Unger represented ISME at this event and gave a lecture on chronic weight loss as well as holding a workshop about gastrointestinal illnesses in the horse.
The 14th congress of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) was held in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 8 - 10, 2015 (see
http://weva2015guadalajara.com) Dr. Cris Navas and Prof. Vince Gerber represented ISME with their presentations. Additionally Vince Gerber got elected as Junior Vice President of WEVA.
We are very pleased to welcome
Dr. med. vet. Lucia Unger and Dr. med. vet. Antonio Cruz to our team in Bern !
Visit of the Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich
Our colleagues from Vetsuisse Zurich visited our clinic on June 25, 2015 where the afternoon started
with welcome drinks.
Mr. Bruno Burri, partner at Schär Burri architects gave an interesting presentation about the renovation of
the equine clinic Bern followed by a presentation by Mr. Bochsler about “Swiss Green Water” a specially
treated water, which can be used for disinfecting and cleaning.
The afternoon ended with a pleasant apéro and animated discussions.
A big thank you to our colleagues from Zurich for their friendly visit!
Researchers prove: If the mare is a correct match, the stallion’s sperm number increases.
Sometimes animals like the scent of each other; sometimes they don’t.
So-called “MHC-genes” might play a certain role in this. A research collaboration between Agroscope and the Universities of Bern, Hannover and Lausanne shows that the compatibility of genes has an influence on the male reproduction pathways in horses. If a mare is a correct genetic match for the stallion, he will significantly produce more testosterone and thus release more sperm.
You can find the publication in the renowned journal
Proceedings of the royal Society from 22.04.15 here.
The renovation work at the Equine Clinic / Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine (ISME) is now completed
We are very pleased to inform you that the renovation work at the Equine Clinic / Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine (ISME) is now completed after 2 years. Barbara Egger-Jenzer, President of the governing council, officially handed over the newly renovated clinic to Prof. Vince Gerber, Head of ISME on Friday, 20.02.2015. Prof. Gerber specially thanked Ms. Egger and the team at AGG, Dr. Christoph Koch, head of the user team, as well as all employees, the team at Schär Buri Architects, the representatives of the Operation and Maintenance Department at the University, the Grand Council of the canton Bern and last but not least, the tax payers. The new premises enable a more efficient work flow and the compliance of today’s hygiene standards.
More information and various articles can be found